Homeschooled Students

Aurora University welcomes applications from students that have been homeschooled. We offer the following information to assist you in preparing your application to Aurora University.

Preparing your Application

The criteria for evaluating homeschooled applicants are similar to that used for all other applicants. However, we do recognize that homeschoolers' academic backgrounds are unique. We encourage homeschooled applicants to help us get an idea of their college preparation. Homeschoolers are asked to submit the following when applying to Aurora University:

  • An Aurora University application for admission — apply online and your application fee is waived.
  • A transcript from a reputable home-school correspondence/umbrella program, or a detailed roster of academic coursework at the secondary level;
  • A writing sample — either a graded paper or a personal statement
  • ACT or SAT score

Personal Interview

A personal interview with an Admission Representative is required. After you submit your application, please contact the Office of Admission at 630-844-5533 to set up your interview. A tour of campus can be included in your visit.

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are strongly suggested. These can be from people who know you well as a student and as a person but are not related to you. Consider selecting an employer, a pastor, priest, or rabbi, a scout leader, athletic coach, or tutor, for example.

Financial Aid

Aurora University utilizes many of its own financial resources in direct scholarship aid to students. However, we also help students make use of state and federal tuition support programs. We suggest students complete the FAFSA form as soon as possible (forms are available beginning October 1).